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U.S. EPA Approves Carbon Sequestration Permit in Decatur, Illinois

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29/09/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a permit allowing the Archer Daniels Midland Company to inject carbon dioxide deep underground in Decatur, Illinois. This process – known as “carbon sequestration” – is a means of storing carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. ADM plans to capture carbon dioxide produced by an ethanol ...

Masdar to invest more than £525 million in Dudgeon offshore wind farm

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25/09/2014

Abu Dhabi-owned green energy giant Masdar has confirmed that it will invest £525 million for a 35% stake in the planned Dudgeon offshore wind farm, alongside Norweigan partners Statoil and Stakraft. Based off the coast of north Norfolk, the wind farm is expected to support 450 jobs and bring hundreds of millions of pounds of investment into the UK’s economy. It could generate enough ...

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia and RWE Innogy officially inaugurated pilot plant for fish protection

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29/09/2014

North Rhine-Westphalian Environment Minister, Johannes Remmel, and Dr. Hans Bünting, CEO of RWE Innogy, today officially inaugurated the fish protection pilot plant at the hydropower station of Unkelmühle. The power plant on the Sieg river has been converted into a pilot plant for fish protection as from 2011 to allow upstream and downstream fish migration at this point of the Sieg ...

Changes ordered at Los Alamos over nuke waste leak

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29/09/2014

Four Los Alamos National Laboratory workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy has pulled nuclear waste cleanup operations from the contractor that runs the lab after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked, officials said Friday. The leak contaminated 22 workers with low levels of radiation and indefinitely shuttered the government's only permanent repository for waste from ...

Plug and play noise monitoring

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25/09/2014

Consultants already using Brüel & Kjaer’s Type 2250 Noise Analyzers can now add yet another service to their resume. Matching Type 2250 with a Noise Sentinel – on Demand account, they can perform 24/7 unattended noise monitoring and can present data only few hours after connecting to the equipment. The service enables 2250 user to not only utilize their existing SLM stock ...

Special e-issue of Groundwater focuses on public supply well vulnerability

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26/09/2014

The National Ground Water Association’s flagship technical journal, Groundwater®, has published a special electronic-only issue focusing on public drinking water supply well vulnerability to contamination. This special issue can be accessed in the Wiley Online Library, the database containing complete content information for Groundwater, the leading international journal focusing ...

Increasing standards for Healthcare Waste Management

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29/09/2014

The healthcare sector is heavily governed by industry regulations and clinical waste management has become an area that requires specialist expertise from trusted and knowledgeable suppliers to enable them to meet stringent compliance requirements. In July this year, the government published regulations that outlined changes to the way health and care services are inspected by the Care Quality ...

The bottom line on sustainability

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25/09/2014

Climate change, pollution, dwindling natural resources, diminishing fresh water supplies…the list of problems we face as a species in the twenty-first century continues to grow. Many of the environmental problems are sadly our own doing and yet therein lies the solution. We must halt the devastation, reverse the problems. Now, sustainability associate Kaushik Sridhar of the Net Balance ...

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